Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Properly disposing of lead fishing tackle just got easier in Wisconsin

A list of metal recyclers that accept lead tackle is now available on the DNR website.

Many loons are killed by lead poisoning each year when they inadvertently swallow lead fishing tackle. Lead poisoning from ingested tackle usually occurs in one of two ways, a lead jig head is swallowed by a fish, or lost lead tackle is picked up along with small stones and grit from the bottom of lakes to help digest food. Fish, loons, eagles, trumpeter swans, and many other wildlife species are consuming lead in one or both of these ways, and the results can be fatal.

Using non-lead tackle and properly disposing of lead tackle can help reduce needless wildlife deaths.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Lake Levels in Northern Wisconsin Conference


If you are interested in more information about lake levels in Wisconsin, click on the link below for upcoming lake level conference in Minocqua. Additional information, including the conference agenda and registration requirements, can be found on the Wisconsin Association of Lakes website at:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New! Tools for Loon Rangers and Others Concerned about Loons in Their Area

LoonWatch has just finished putting together their Loon Ranger Press Packet. The packet consists of 3 press releases that loon monitoring volunteers can customize for their area to spread the word about loon monitorign efforts, educate about the dangers of lead tackle, or dissuade loon harrassment.

The press releases are available on the LoonWatch website. These articles can be used in newspapers, on websites, in newsletters--whatever you use to get the word out! Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing LoonWatch.